Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at Techfil

December 19th, 2018

christmas tree



From all the staff here at Techfil Europe, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !!!


Movember at Techfil Europe

December 6th, 2018


Many congratulations to all the staff at Techfil who raised over £380 for the Movemeber Foundation over the course of November. After much debate, our judicators came to the agreement that our Sales Director Steve Woodman was the winner.



Well done Steve!!!


Movember 18


High Purity Food Grade Calcium Carbonate

November 28th, 2018


Choosing the most effective food grade calcium product in a formulation is a critical decision.  Food grade calcium carbonate has the highest concentration of elemental calcium 40% by weight. Many studies have shown that calcium from calcium carbonate in food is readily absorbed by the body. Because of this calcium carbonate is more economical to use and the food additive provides the nutritional properties required by formulators.  Typical food grade calcium carbonate applications include:


o    Breakfast Cereal/Nutritional Barso    Baked Foodso    Fortified Beverageso    Cookies & Crackers

o    Soups & Sauces

o    Food Processing

o    Vegan Products


Techfil supply food grade calcium carbonate which is a naturally mined, ultra-pure form with typical assays greater than 99% to meet demanding industry standards, and more specifically, your own high purity standards.  Our food grade calcium carbonate grades meet the requirements specified by the Food Chemical Codex 4th Edition, EP & USP and can be used in the most critical applications. Techfil are one of the top food grade calcium carbonate suppliers and consider our products in your next calcium product formula.


For more information please click on the following links: Technical Specification, Contact Us


Techfil Recycled Glass Blast Media

November 14th, 2018


Techfil Recycled Blast Media is produced at our plant by using 100% recycled glass, the feedstock originally comes from bottle glass and windscreens. Recycled Glass Media is extremely popular because of its;



Low Carbon Footprint

Delivers an Even finish

Low Cost

Removes Rust

Safe to Use


Glass Blast Media



We offer our Recycled Glass Blast Media in a variation of sizes for all projects with packaging in either 25kg polyethene sacks or 1mt (1000kg) IBC Bulk bags.


For a quotation please Contact Us


Pumice Powder used in the Paint Industry

November 8th, 2018


Pumice fine powder is being used increasingly in the paint and coatings industry, this is an alternative to traditional fillers due to its low density and unique particle morphology. Pumice powder provides Interior paints with Burnish resistance, flatting, low sheen and low film porosity. The use of Pumice in exterior paints and stains provides outstanding tint retention, mildew resistance acid resistant giving frost free surface and increased cracking and flaking resistance. Pumice powder can also be mixed into emulsion paints to change their colour or simply mixed with water to use as a wash. The hardness, chemical resistance, and abrasive qualities of pumice powder, also make it deal for floor and deck coatings. Pool deck coatings have been successfully formulated with pumice powder and in some cases pumice grains for a number of years.


Pumice Paints


For more information or to speak to one of our Technical Team please Contact Us


Pumice Water Filtration Media

November 1st, 2018


Pumice Filter Media is now recognised as the filter media of choice when replacing anthracite in multimedia filters, rapid gravity filters and trickling filters. This filter media gives exceptionally long filter run times and significantly reduces backwash costs due to its lower density. Our Water Treatment Division is headed up by our Chief Process Engineer who has over 30 years in this field.

For More information or if you would like to speak to one of our Process Engineers please Contact Us


Water Filtration CAD


Expanded Perlite Filter Aid

October 2nd, 2018

Expanded Perlite is an extremely lightweight product and is created by putting raw perlite into a furnace, which ultimately changes the chemical composition. In filter systems especially in the beverage industry, Expanded Perlite Filter Aid makes a filtering layer (cake) that transfers the filtered product from the septum/wall. If the septum has no expanded perlite filter aid, the filtrate would not be clear, in fact the liquid would be dirty, muddy and murky. Also, it is worth mentioning without using Perlite Filter Aid the solid particles in the liquid will gather together, decrease the filtering surface area, lose optimum quality and eventually block the septum.




The Perlite Filter Aid adds no taste or odour to the liquids that have been filtered. The material is also insoluble in mineral and organic acids at all temperatures. Another benefit of perlite filter aid is when is when it comes to the end of the filter cycle, the filter cakes remain through the liquid and prevents impurities passing.


filteraid cake Diagram



For more information please Contact Us


Techfil Swimming Pool Glass Filtration Media

September 18th, 2018

Due to the high demand for recycled materials, Techfil Europe has increased production for Recycled Crushed Glass specified for drinking water and swimming pool filtration. Our media has been tested and approved by the Drinking Water Inspectorate under Reg31 portable water for human consumption. Not only is the Recycled Crushed Glass is cost effective and easy to install, it is more environmentally friendly and gives great results.


The 2 most popular grades in our range are:


Medium  0.5– 1.0mm
Coarse 1.0 – 3.0mm


Please note we can produce specific grades to replace the current products you use if required.




For more information on the products or if you would like a free sample, please click on one of the following links: Contact Us, Technical Specification


Banning of Plastic Microbeads for Cosmetic Exfoliants

August 15th, 2018

Plastic microbeads can no longer be used in cosmetics and personal care products in the UK, after a long-promised ban came into effect in January. The ban initially bars the manufacture of such products and a ban on sales will follow in July.


Thousands of tonnes of plastic microbeads from products such as exfoliating face scrubs and toothpastes wash into the sea every year, where they harm wildlife and can ultimately be eaten by people. The UK government first pledged to ban plastic microbeads in September 2016, following a US ban in 2015.


Pumice Grains and Powders are natural microbead replacement. These products are used in a variety of exfoliating and cleaning products, shower and body gels, facial and foot scrubs, heavy duty hand cleaners etc. Our Pumice is naturally occurring product neutral in pH, chemically inert, hard enough to exfoliate yet soft enough to not damage skin. Pumice-based scrubs and soaps exfoliate in a gentle with the microscopic surfaces of the pumice doing the hard work.


Ban Plastic Microbead


For more information please click on one of the following links: Pumice Microbead Replacement, Contact Us





Techfil Europe – Pumice Filtration Media Range

August 6th, 2018


Pumice Filtration Media has been used worldwide for many years in the treatment of seawater, Potable Water and Wastewater. Pumice is a very versatile filtration media and is widely used in applications ranging from desalination/desalinization filtration, seawater reverse osmosis treatments SWRO (pre-filtration for MF, UF, NF and RO membranes) and potable water filtration.


The advantages of using pumice filtration media over conventional granular filter media are:

Reduced pressure loss through the filter; the unique nature of pumice allows increased solids retention capacity, higher particulate loadings and therefore much increased filter run times without a deterioration in filtrate quality.


Reduced headloss; this filtration in depth avoids the build up of particulates within the top section of the filter bed reducing headloss across the filter.


Reduced backwash rates; pumices lightweight nature (approximately 400kg per cubic metre) means lower backwash rates are needed to fully expand the filter bed. This generates substantial savings in the operating costs of the filtration plant as backwash consumption requirements are typically 30% lower than using traditional media.


Increased bed expansion; the lightweight nature of pumice filtration media gives increased bed expansion over traditional media using the same backwash rate. Again this generates substantial savings in energy and water usage, which equates to a reduction in pumping requirements and enables a downsizing of the filtration plant.


Can be used at elevated temperatures; pumice can be used at temperatures ranging from 0-40 degrees Celsius.


Can be used in saline or fresh water; pumice has been proven to work successfully in saline or fresh water conditions.


High filtrate quality; pumice filtration media is also used when extremely high quality filtrate is required and can remove suspended solids down to 10 microns.


For more information or if you would like to speak to one of our Process Engineers, please Contact Us

Created and Hosted by WYSIWYG Computers